Parenting is instituted by God and provided the necessary instructions for successful parenting in His manual, the Holy Bible. Parenting is best understood from a relationship context as most parenting problems have deep roots that can be traced back to a disconnection in relationship between God and mankind. Bringing a Godly perspective – the God factor (G-factor) – back into parenting has become inevitable and necessary to arrest the current decay in the parenting of today’s children.
This book explores the parent-child relationship and the various issues that turn it sour in the home, drawing biblical validations and resolutions into these issues. A Godly perspective into critical topics such as anger, chastisement of children, family violence, separation, lone parenting, absentee fathers, teenage crisis, etc., has been provided. The significance of experiencing God’s love as both antidote and sweetener of sour relationships in the home is foundational to the book, emphasising the importance of spiritual relaxation in anger management.
The author has over thirty years of parenting experience including his professional practice in parenting training and family support work. It is a book every parent and carer of children, including parenting professionals and all those working with children, will find extremely useful, enriching their knowledge and practice of parenting.